Auditions for Water Works Theatre Company’s 2016 Season

Auditions Schedule:

MARCH 5, 6, and 7
Starr Presbyterian Church, 13 Mile Rd at Crooks Rd
Performance Dates: July 28 – August 7

Richard III By William Shakespeare Directed by Stephanie Buck

Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare Directed by Nancy Kammer

Auditions: March 5 & 6 from 1:00 – 9:00pm
Callbacks: March 7 from 5:00 – 9:00pm

Location is the Starr Presbyterian Church, 1717 West 13 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, Michigan. Map

Please prepare two contrasting Shakespeare pieces, no longer than 4 minutes total and bring two resumes and headshots.

Actors who wish to make an appointment for the general auditions should reserve their preferred time via email at: or voice mail by calling 248-399-3727.

Please include your name, the date and time of your preferred slot, and a phone number where we can contact you to confirm or change your appointment.

All prospective acting interns should attend auditions. We support non-traditional casting.

All roles are open to Equity and non-Equity Actors, with the exception of Richard and Anne in Richard III. Equity actors will be engaged under a Special Appearance Contract. All non-Equity actors, including interns, will be paid a stipend. Rehearsals will begin June 25 for non-union, July 1 for AEA.

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Richard III By William Shakespeare Directed by Stephanie Buck

Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare Directed by Nancy Kammer


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Award-winning director and Water Works veteran, Frannie Shepherd-Bates returns as Education Director for KidsAct! and Water Works Youth Ensemble. Register today! >



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It’s time to start thinking about summer, and that means KidsAct!

This six-day learning experience for students entering grades 1-8 offers instruction in Shakespeare, stage combat, dance, and comedic improvisation from highly qualified, professional teaching artists. Students will have the opportunity to perform in an hour-long showcase to be presented for friends and family in Starr Jaycee Park.

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Water Works Youth Ensemble

WWYE logo finalNow entering its sixth year with a new name, Water Works Youth Ensemble, our extraordinary high school-age outdoor experience, is taking on a new challenge. Last year, our high school students auditioned for, performed, and produced a full-fledged production of Romeo and Juliet in the Park – and this year we’re going to do the same, but WITH more rehearsal time for an even more invigorating performance. This year’s play will be The Tempest.

Under the direction of Frannie Shepherd-Bates, (with assistance from selected professional coaches), the high school-aged ensemble will work together during an intensive nine-day rehearsal process culminating in three live performances of The Tempest on our Shakespeare in the Park stage.

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